MAP OF FIELDS BELONGING TO ABU-INIM-MA-AN

MS 1984
MS Short Title MAP OF FIELDS BELONGING TO ABU-INIM-MA-AN
Text MAP OF FIELDS BELONGING TO ABU-INIM-MA-AN WITH THE SIZE OF 345 000 SQ. METERS, WITH A SUMMARY ON REVERSE: 1 BUR 5 1/2 IKU, THE FIELD OUTSIDE. 3 BUR 1 ESHE 5 1/4 IKU, THE FIELD INSIDE TEMEN. 1 BUR 2 ESHE THE FIELD OF THE GROUND TORN OFF. THE A.BU FIELD INIM.MA.AN INSPEKTOR: UR- NISABA
Description MS in Neo Sumerian on clay, Umma, Sumer, Ur III dynasty, 2112-2004 BC, 1 tablet, 6,3x7,2x2,3 cm, 5 lines in cuneiform script, map of fields.
Binding Barking, Essex, 1995, red cloth gilt folding case, by Aquarius.
Commentary The present map belongs to a small group of the earliest maps extant. See also MSS 1850 and 1938/1. The present map belongs to a small group of the earliest maps extant. See also MSS 1850 and 1938/1. Some high official or institution originally held the title to a regularly shaped piece of land measuring 5 bur 1 eshe (about 345 000 sq. meters). Then something catastrophic happened so that a large part of the originally allotted land was lost. In compensation the title holder was allowed to add several peripheral pieces of land. This was done i a carefully calculated way so that after the change the total holdings came to measure almost 5 bur, only slightly less than the original area.
Published François-Maurice Allotte de la Fuÿe: Un cadastre de Djokha, R A 12 (1915) pp. 47-54. J.P. Grégoire: Inscriptions et archives administratives Cunéiformes, in Unione Accademica Nazionale: Materiali per il vocobolario Neosumerico, vol. X, Roma 1981, no. 214-S-G 14. Also in RA 12, pp. 47-54. Jöran Friberg: A remarkable Collection of Babylonian Mathematical Texts. Springer 2007. Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection, vol. 6, Cuneiform Texts I. pp. 137-140.
Place of origin Sumer
Dates 2112-2004 BC

Location